Our written reports provide valuable insight throughout the alternative investment cycle, including acquisition, reporting and exit. We provide accurate and detailed independent valuations needed to comply with globally recognised standards such as AIFMD, IPEV, IFRS, IVS, US GAAP and ILPA.
Our due diligence services provide investors at both fund and portfolio company level with the needed confidence to make alternative investments. We tailor our approach based on the transaction’s size, scale and primary risk factors. We do this by finding deal-specific risks and opportunities, identifying hidden costs as well as liabilities and critically examining the quality and reasonability of projected earnings and cash flows. We build robust financial and valuation models based on global best practice that accurately forecast cash flows in complex business environments. Our financial modelling expertise includes both LBO and M&A modelling.
At a fund level, our due diligence service focuses on:
- the viability of the investment thesis,
- analysing fund economics,
- reviewing the fund’s track record and investment team credentials and experience,
- assessing risk mitigation tools, and
- fund operations including third-party service providers.
Risk and Performance Reporting
RisCura helps investment professionals and investors to better understand risk and performance by providing accurate and timely reporting. We support asset managers by ensuring that their reports are ILPA and GIPS compliant to meet reporting deadlines.
For asset owners, we provide portfolio wide risk and performance reporting. By utilising focussed financial analysis, we provide customised reporting that helps investors manage their portfolios proactively.
Private Equity Portfolio Construction
Taking into account the investment goals and constraints of investors, including cashflow and liquidity needs, return targets, comfort with illiquidity risk, existing investment portfolio and internal resource capabilities, we construct optimised private equity investment portfolios.
Review Fund Documentation
We review fund and management agreements on behalf of investors to identify any deviations from industry practices and highlight operational and investment risk. We advise on best practice, including investment monitoring processes to be agreed upon at initial investment.
We provide investment monitoring services, including governance representation on both the fund and company level. The monitoring of fund investments includes regular update meetings with alternative investment managers, ensuring that all reporting is received timeously, and the review of all reporting received. From these meetings and correspondence, operational and investment risks are identified and reported. Our governance specialist can assist investors to manage and resolve governance issues.
We provide cutting-edge market research on the African investment landscape and private equity performance, such as the annual Bright Africa report and quarterly RisCura-SAVCA South Africa Private Equity Performance report.
We assist businesses to execute winning strategies, improve operational efficiencies, and enhance workforce capabilities in an innovative, cost-effective and sustainable manner. We collaborate with our client to co-create a customised solution for seemingly generic business challenges. We equip management teams with the requisite skills and tools for successful strategy execution while supporting implementation.
Our solutions are enabled by market-leading technological platforms.
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